First Five Hires with PostHog

by Y Combinator8/16/2022

PostHog (YC W20) is a suite of open source product analytic tools that companies can host themselves. YC’s Anu Hariharan sat down with the co-founder and CEO of PostHog James Hawkins to discuss hiring their first five employees:

  1. A full-stack engineer
  2. Software engineer
  3. Data engineer
  4. Graphic designer
  5. Software engineer

James discusses each hire and dives into the unique ways they found their earliest employees, the importance of writing a company handbook, and lessons learned along the way. Today, PostHog has a team of 30.

You can watch the interview on Youtube.


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